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    Lets hear them.
    Bruno Speech Recognition - Advanced Speech Recognition designed to control any program. Extra support for FrodoPlayer and Winamp.

  • #2
    I'm thinking about making this software a little bit like Girder, only instead of using the remote control, use voice control. This way maybe it can do something like, chabge the volume, switch apps, turn on/off monitor...Could something like this be possible?
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    • #3
      Switch apps, and volume were both already planned for the next major release. I can also look at turning the monitor on and off.
      Bruno Speech Recognition - Advanced Speech Recognition designed to control any program. Extra support for FrodoPlayer and Winamp.

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      • #4
        Method to collect false commands - Command Log...

        Can you create a log file will all the commands recognised and the ability to disable the execution of the commands.

        The reason I ask is because I want to figure out command keywords that are being recognised just for car noise and MP3 playback. What I'd like to do is leave the car running for 20 minutes with MP3 full blast (normal volume!) and leave BSR to see what it does. At the moment I have to sit there and see the balloon popups or status bar of the app. Ideally I'd like to go away and have a coffee then come back and see what commands are failing on a regular basis.

        While this test is going on I'd like to be able to turn off the execution of any commands BSR recognises. Ideally if BSR can come back with statistics on which commands are worse that would make my life very easy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ruairi
          Can you create a log file will all the commands recognised and the ability to disable the execution of the commands.

          The reason I ask is because I want to figure out command keywords that are being recognised just for car noise and MP3 playback. What I'd like to do is leave the car running for 20 minutes with MP3 full blast (normal volume!) and leave BSR to see what it does. At the moment I have to sit there and see the balloon popups or status bar of the app. Ideally I'd like to go away and have a coffee then come back and see what commands are failing on a regular basis.

          While this test is going on I'd like to be able to turn off the execution of any commands BSR recognises. Ideally if BSR can come back with statistics on which commands are worse that would make my life very easy
          This is ... different.

          I think you should just wait for 1.4 for a couple of reasons.

          1. You will ALWAYS get RANDOM recognitions when you leave voice recognition running with loud music.

          2. 1.4 or possibly 1.5 will have the option to Mute music, and enable recognition with a keypress. When a command is recognized, the music will be un-muted and recognition turned off. This should solve your problem.

          If you could give suggestions for the development of number 2, that would be great, but I do think that making a log and disabling the executing of commands will be an unnecessary feature after 1.4.
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          • #6
            If you are going to mute music then I'd prefer to do it by voice, I don't have a keyboard in the car.

            Also, I still think the logging of commands would be useful (even with mute). I have a VW TDI engine and it is a noisey as hell. Just on my test PC I get false commands being recognised by BSR so in the car it is bound to be worse. The MICS I use are very good at reducing moise but still BSR picks up false commands.

            Because BSR allows so much customisation of the voacb file users can put anything in. So the log file would help to train the user in what is a good command and what's a bad command.

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            • #7
              Maybe the music should not be muted down to zero, but do it like an HU, mute down to a certain level, but you can still hear the music...
              One other thing, maybe for muting, you could create a hotkey, so we could use the remote to mute with Girder...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cris
                Maybe the music should not be muted down to zero, but do it like an HU, mute down to a certain level, but you can still hear the music...
                One other thing, maybe for muting, you could create a hotkey, so we could use the remote to mute with Girder...
                Sure, this could be configurable.
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                • #9
                  Definatly do the monitor turn on/off. My screen doesn't have auto power on, and this sure would be helpfull.




                  On a side note, sorry about being so picky, but you told me to give you suggestions...
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                  • #10
                    No program can pysically turn the power of the monitor on and off, but it can stop sending the video signal to the monitor, which will put it into standby.
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                    • #11
                      I think you may have mentioned this in an earlier thread, but if you didn't, here it is. Need an alternate way to close a program. When BSR closes Frodoplayer, for example, the app looks like it closes but a process called "Frodoplayer.exe" hangs on and consumes 100% of the CPU time. When you kill it manually, all is well again.
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                      • #12
                        Here's my plan. I want all of my speakers or maybe just the one closest to me to be plugged into the mic line as well, but I only want it to act as a mic when no programs that require sound are running. Having an option like this in your program would benefit others as well. Maybe something in your program that reads whats in the task manager, and you can edit which ones it picks up on to turn off the mic. And once those programs arent in the task manager anymore, bam. Then I can make voice commands. Thanks for the program btw. I love it.

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                        • #13
                          Possible solutions to some of your features...

                          as per the muting of the music, MS voice command for the PPC actually pauses the song and resumes after the command is said or it doesn't here anything. that might be best.

                          As for the power monitor on off thing, you'll need a seperate circuit board that acts like a switch that the computer interfaces with and a start up shut down program. You may need to use db9 serial...i believe its the easiest. Plus, if you are willing to do that, you can use that same chip, if you burn it, to recognize an "on" command, so you can start your carputer at whim.

                          As for false commands, have the program listen to a few words in particular order to then start the rest of the speech recognition and by default turn them off. In typing instances, have it "______, take this down" or something. I think you have that with "disable/enable speech", but, as you can see wiht my latter suggestions, i just want to expand on that feature. For me, i will acutally name my carputer, so it will be like, "Cabal, hear me!" or, "Cabal, Listen" or, "Cabal, Are you there?" I like Tiberian Sun... hehe, you can always make the carputer like your navigator, so us starwars freaks with GPS, to automatically map a route from your current location to home, would be like,
                          "Chewie, get us outta here!" or something. I'm sorry, its the vicodin talking again, i swear....kinda...okay, i just think that would be cool

                          I would love to add a feature other than critquing or adding my ideas, but i can't sem to find a link to any website or spec sheet, though i will admit, i only found you 10 mins ago. Here's a set of features i know i liked on Voice command though aand wanted that you MAY already have, so bear with me...I am costantly editing this post, so don't worry too much:-)...really...4th time in under 15 minutes

                          -the ability to start a computer from standby or hbernate by voice. I know that will take an extra controller card or something, but if it can be done, like pressing a key when the computer is in standby, that would be hot.

                          -The ability to play a predetermined .wav file with as response to a command AND to a specific command set. Like, for opening/closing a program, have it state the name of the program opened/closed. For volume up or down, have it say nothing. Now, i'm not sure if it has that to this degree...but if it does awesome

                          -If it has a command that it can't recognize, have it admit its inability to comply in a response, then, audibly and in a popup, have it display a list of possible commands that you might have meant in a numeric order, where the user could then choose from that list to complete the command. Include a countdown timer, let's say, 5 seconds after the computer stops talking, and, when it reaches 0, resets it. Also, add in a cancel incase of an accident engagement or you change your mind.

                          -The ability to dictate documetns and emails. You're in your car, you have a report due for school or a brief due at the office in ten mins and you won't make it back in time. No problem, have your computer read it out to you with the ability to corect your mistakes (you have typing available i've read).

                          as i said before, forgive me for my ignorance. If you have this stuff, you're ahead of the game. I've been trying to get my CSE friends to do something like what you're doing for a long time. I'm an engineer (typos are due to a concussion guys...and it being 4AM)...i know exactly how my dream carputer would be. This program and your willingness to develope it just takes me one vital step closer and i just, personally, would like to thank you.
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                          • #14
                            I want a speech pack like the car Kit in Knight rider.. But seriosly I want the software to act kind of like so it will reply to commands so if setup correctly you wouldn't need a screen at all.. Just a mic and to listen to the reply voices via the stereo. So when you prompt for a command it will tell you it's ready for the input. Maybe also read back the last command you inputted so you are sure that it heared you correctly. Ideally I want to make my carpc run completely off voice control and not have to use any other inputs at all. The screens will only monitor what's going on and to display maps for GPS etc.. I hope this program can accomidate me with all these features. I haven't played with it yet but it sounds promising. Keep up the good work!
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                            • #15
                              I think this is dead...
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